Scripture:   Revelation (NIV) 16:7 And I heard the altar respond:  “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.” 

Observation:      In chapter 6 of this book we saw that the souls of the martyrs were allowed to be under the altar, the place from which this voice came.  They had a “ring-side” seat from which they could view the heavenly activities.  Seeing how God was dispensing judgment, they marveled at God’s fairness and justice.  Was God angry?  Definitely, but as we read about God’s wrath, we see that His anger is under the control of His holiness.  He does not judge in spite, in revenge, or in hate, but with truth and justice. 

Application:   It was amazing grace that motivated God to pour out the judgment I deserved on Jesus dying in my place.  Having accepted Jesus as my Lord (boss/owner) and Savior (the One Who paid the price for my sins) I walk in joyful confidence that God’s justice has been satisfied.  The amazing God has an amazing plan to demonstrate both His holiness and love. 

Prayer:   Lord, your judgments are always appropriate.  And in Jesus, they are heavily flavored with your grace and mercy.     Amen 

Pastor Leon
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